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Original Lacquer Natsume (Tea Box) signed Toyo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1312654
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Very original tea box (Natsume) in gold lacquer an interior in nashiji lacquer and exterior decorations in the style of wood grain (mokume) in Hira and taka maki-e, the Daruma doll, cranes flight and toys. The originality lies in the form of a cup that complements this box. Origin: Japan. Period : Edo 19th century. Diameter: 6 cm (2 3/8in). Signed: Toyo. It was in the collection of the great Parisian store "Le Bon Marche" at the beginning of the 20th century.